About me

My name is Dr Nichola Marchant and I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist ( registered with the British Psychological Society, BPS and the Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC ). I am based in Derbyshire and also work online.

I work with predominantly with individuals but also offer couples therapy, supervision, training and consultation and work as an expert witness.

I specialise in working with trauma, emotional difficulties and with issues relating to sex and sexuality.

I use various therapeutic approaches in my work and strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most crucial factor in supporting people to work towards achieving their goals. I aim to work collaboratively with my clients and can offer both short term and long term therapies.

I can be contacted by phone / text (07771 391614) or email - rubypsychologicalservices@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Body therapies

Sorry it's been a while since I  posted.

Today I wanted to emphasise the importance of not forgetting our BODIES when it comes to recovery / healing / progress or whatever you prefer to call it. Our bodies hold so much stress / emotion and sometimes in therapy they can be forgotten. As therapists such as Babette Rothschild and Bessel Van De Kolk note "the body remembers", particularly when it comes to trauma.

I highly recommend yoga (with an experiences instructor) as a way of connecting with our bodies and letting go of past memories. Tai Chi is also excellent as a way of soothing and increasing mindfulness and body awareness. Therapies such as EMDR and  Somatic Trauma Therapy can be really useful in connecting together our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations as a way of processing the past and moving forward.

In order to make the most progress it seems important to remember to see ourselves as a whole with many parts and to enable all of these parts to heal in the way that suits us.

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